Psychotic break depression

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Avatar m tn My pdoc yesterday told me it's possible to have a psychotic break from too severe anxiety. This scares me bad, what is that? Does that mean I'll go crazy and hurt someone? Myself? Has anyone ever had one of these? Also is there anyone here that has had several months of severe anxiety, then slowly goes back to several months of calm? I'm afraid this feeling will last forever. Just to make sure I'm experiencing this "anxiety" what does it feel like to u all?
Avatar n tn A year and a half ago at the age of 30, I suffered a psychotic breakdown followed by severe depression. I haven't experinced psychotic symptoms in about a year now but still suffer with the depression that is somewhat controlled by medication. My question is, why would a person who has never had mental problems before (except some generalized aniexty since early twenties) have a psychotic break then suffer terrible depression as a residual result?
447130 tn?1225474466 has recenlty been traumatized, then had a complete meltdown which the docs called a Psychotic Break? They are hospitalized for being a danger to themselves & others. I don't have much more info than that. What does this mean? Is it temporary? How long can it last & does anyone know how long you can be held by law? Or is that a state by state issue? Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn My daughter is in the middle of her second psychotic break. It has been 5 years since the first one. She has re-entered the same delusion as before. (same basic cast of characters) She has been on Abilify for these 5 years. She has an identical twin who went through this a couple of years before. During the first break we convinced her to take one of her sisters pills and she woke up the next morning pretty much herself.
Avatar f tn I have a sister who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, another who is hypochondriac who has hidden her diagnosis from everyone but I know for a fact that she is both paranoid delusional and psychotic, a son who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, an aunt who has some kind of mental disorder and takes the same meds as the first three ... Olanzapine. My grandmother died of encephalitus of the brain. My father suffered from depression.
Avatar f tn I have a sister who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, another who is hypochondriac who has hidden her diagnosis from everyone but I know for a fact that she is both paranoid delusional and psychotic, a son who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, an aunt who has some kind of mental disorder and takes the same meds as the first three ... Olanzapine. My grandmother died of encephalitus of the brain. My father suffered from depression.
2110259 tn?1335111572 1 year off) and I've managed quite well without them. I do have occasional psychotic episodes, but the duration and severity has decreased drastically, to a point where I feel I'm able to manage them in everyday life. I have never been a danger to myself or others during episodes, except on one occasion a few years ago when I lost control of a vehicle, and I haven't driven since.
Avatar m tn after attempting the HCV trmt interferon with Ribaviran for less than 2 wks had a psychotic break and then was but on an antidepressant. He stayed on an antidepressant for approximately 4 years then attempted the peglayted interferon with Ribaviran for less than 2 wks and again had multiple anxiety issues.......he is now dealing with type2 diabetes, liver cirrhosis and Biolar 1 issues Proceed with caution on medication.....
Avatar m tn schizophrenoform disorder, r/o psychotic disorder NOS, r/o MDD chronic with psychotic features, r/o alcohol abuse, partner relation problem Axis 2: no diagnosis with paranoid traits Axis 3 deferred Several months after discharge diagnosis (not by doctor who gave second opinion) amended to Axsis 1: MDD, in remission, r/o depression due to general medical condition (vestibular injury), adjustment disorder with depression/anxiety, partner relation problems, alcohol abuse.
1134609 tn?1269275800 I know that it's approved in conjunction with Zyprexa (they even have a pill that's a combination of the two), but I'm not going to mess around with another anti-psychotic. The akathesia that they cause me is worse than the depression. So, I guess I am looking for honesty here, not just success stories. I also don't know that it's a medication that I'd need to take long term; with the other ADs, I was pulled off of them cold-turkey and didn't experience any withdrawal issues.
Avatar n tn Docs say he tests towards psychotic, but we just see a kid who is depressed and doesn't know how to get back onto 'the journey of life.' I'm thinking wilderness plus antidepressants. But how does a kid regain what he lost from not learning during 4 yrs of high school?
Avatar n tn Friends and family can either make or break a person. I have been down the path of depression. My depression had gotten so bad that one day when I was in the bathroom looking in the mirror, I had seem 7 different images of myself looking back at me. Alot of my depression did come from family. I'm married to a wonderful woman, but the father-in-law didn't want the marriage to happen. On my side, my mother didn't want it either for reasons that I will not get into here.
1317621 tn?1293046337 Depression or something else? I just don't know what to say rather than I am sick of myself & the continues argument as what to do, what is right what is wrong , shall I end it & how. 5 years ago I choose med school, & the only reason I can think of is that I was used to hide between my books as they was my saviors from a family I couldn't get along with. I honestly remember me comforting myself there will be plenty to read- silly I know!
Avatar f tn Psychic disturbances may include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior.
Avatar n tn I will take some LSD oneday and post for ammusement,I believe you have xanax and alcohol available,but do not underesimate the thousands of LSD doses I have taken and how they influence my reaction to intoxication,I get way out there with either legal drugs now,Look Lsd is easy to obtain in America but remember I have no responsibilities ,you have a wife and family,if you have a Psychotic break do not blame me,it can be fun in the right life style,single live alone,own home,enough money for bi
Avatar n tn Actully right now i can feel my heart beating and all i want to do is cry and break something dear to me. I do this all the time, some times i will go days with out sleep, and feel fine but from what people tell me i yells and scream at anyone who comes to close to me. But i do not see it as screaming, I yelled at a teacher once cuz he touched my shoulder. I think i am normal, but from what my close friends and loved ones say i do not act normal.
Avatar f tn It stems from mistakes I made when I had my psychotic break a few years ago. I did some things that just shame me to no end - mostly financial. Some of them were apparent when I lost everything (financially) and some others aren't completely out there. And of course, my suicide attempt that very few people close to me know about. This panic has led to anxiety and the anxiety to severe depression.
Avatar f tn I also think it is important to get a real clean, healthy diet, regular exercise, and meditation. I had a psychotic break and took meds to stabilize, 14 months after detox and about 16 months ago. I started to feel better, stopped meds, went through a few borderline psychotic episodes and mellowed into remission. Just like detox, I had to go through some of the Insanity and pain, find new ways to view myself and my world, and build a strong recovery for addiction and bipolar.
Avatar n tn So I have had pretty serious anxiety and depression issues for as long as I can remember. I am 22 years old, and I have spent everyday of those 22 years obsessing over things that are completely out of my control. I have been diagnosed/misdiagnosed as having multiple disorders; GAD, agoraphobia, borderline personality disorder, and finally as manic depressive, which I think is the most accurate.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering if anyone has been on birth control pills and have suffered from anxiety or depression issues? I have been on the pill for 11yrs now and cant take how I am feeling anymore. I went on the pill for irregular periods, but since then I have been feeling blah, libido has decreased severely, I have sinus problems- I found out I have no allergies- so I think it is related to axiety, I worry constantly about everything; I get so nervous I get light headed sometimes.
Avatar n tn I do suffer from occasional panic attacks and have since my late teens. My problem with depression is due to severe chronic pain. I was in a terrible car accident several years ago.My entire face ate my sterring wheel and dashboard. This resulted in me losing alot of my upper teeth from the eyetooth back and dislocated both of my TMJ'S. Also broke my nose and had a whiplash injury. I was in alot of pain and I still am. It is severe chronic daily pain.
1112208 tn?1258548442 what combination of medication does anyone find most effective especially concernig the anti-psychotic are you affected by some form of symptoms almost all the time with limited time spans of being almost symptom free?
Avatar n tn My sister-in-law was hospitalized 4 days ago due to a psychotic break ..delusions..paranoia. She is 45 and perimenopausal. We know she was diagnosed with depression and found Xanax and Zoloft prescribed for her menopausal symptoms. She has stopped eating/drinking; has lost approx 75 lbs in the last 3 mos. My question is could this be related to hormonal fluctuations in her body due to the onset of menopause?
Avatar n tn 5mg tablet, and before that 2mg of Haldol after a psychotic break. First, is it all right to be breaking these unscored tablets in half? I was told it was ok to do. Second, I am also wondering about side effects related to long-term dosing with these meds. Third, I have been told I could try to go off the Zyprexa, and I have no idea how this will work for me.
Avatar f tn I know that I (along with many BP friends) have had serious issues with all of the ADs. With Wellbutrin, I had a psychotic break that manifested itself in extreme, delusional paranoia. It wasn't pretty. With Celexa, I cycled much harder; it really wasn't until I ditched the Celexa completely that my moods stopped swinging dangerously. My moods still swing, but no where near as bad as they were with Celexa.
1351968 tn?1278208900 In mood swings there are difficulties in the understanding of emotions and relations with people and ability to focus and understand things and make appropriate decisions but when a person encounters psychotic symptoms there is a full break in reality testing. If you are concerned about any specific symptoms you have it would be essential to discuss them with your psychiatrist and of course if you have any new symptoms of any kind always bring it to their attention.
Avatar f tn Things were disturbing and extreme and I needed medication as soon as I had my first psychotic break. My mother has cyclothymia (mild bipolar) and perhaps anxiety disorder (again onsite or off I agree only a psychiatrist can make a conclusive diagnosis, her therapist has tentatively agreed to this) and she has gone for over 65 years without medication and I am helping her approach treatment.